Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:16

What a gorgeous colour that is 

Platn ID - mysterious climber, springing up all over the garden (photos)

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:11

But as I said, don't attempt to dig them out until the the weed killer ha s had time to travel back and kill them.  They snap easily and every little bit left behind will regrow 

Holy glyphosate, Batman! What's that?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:07

Seed pods are totally the wrong shape for Honesty (which isn't a weed in this garden).

That's Jack by the Hedge aka Garlic Mustard , a tasty salad leaf for foragers and brilliant food plant for the caterpillars of the Orange-tip butterfly.

It'll die down soon and disappear until next spring 


Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:00

I'm can usually be pretty flexible (Aged Ps antics permitting)  and am happy to fit in with whatever 

Rose suckers?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:40

Hi David 

You'll see from DA's website that they recommend planting so that the graft is 3" below the soil surface - consequently  if the OPs rose has been planted in this way there may well be strong shoots coming from below ground, yet from above the graft.


Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:29

Beans on toast MrsG?


Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:10

KEF - raised beds are for veg 

Poddington - glad you had a lovely holiday 

Pdoc - glad you had a good birthday - we're very into nose to tail eating here - if you're going to kill an animal it would be totally wrong to waste any of it - that's our way of thinking anyway - sweetbreads for supper tomorrow 

We've just had roast thick rib of beef, proper gravy. Yorkshire puds, roast parsnip, Jersey Royals and spring cabbage   Think OH earned that after all his Under-gardening today 


Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:39

Would it be possible to do it over a weekend or does that rule some people out as well?  Either would be ok for me. 

I love talking gardens

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:38

Welcome Delorice - I see you're in the US   Which bit?

My 14 x 16 metres is miniscule by comparison - but my last one was no bigger than my dining room so this is a huge improvement.  The one before that was 9+ acres. 


planting grass seed once paving removed

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:32

Turf will be much more expensive than seed and it's not too difficult to get the lawn right first time. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 20:26

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38


Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54


To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46


How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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